Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A few new Layouts by Tanya

Hello everyone!
Tanya here)

I made a few different projects with my lovely Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
My first LO - for my sweet friend! She is very emotional! 
I cover ID chipboards with black glaze

Next project is a freestyle LO too.
All pieces of chipboard are black and glance!

And the latest project for today - planner on 2017
In this case I covered frame with metallic paints

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Have a great day! 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

So much creativity by Sue Smyth

2 Layouts and a Mini Journal 
by  Sue Smyth 

Well we are off for another year of fun and creativity at Imaginarium designs
And of course I do a clean out of my studio at the beginning of 
each year and I found an old unfinished layout.
It had playing cards on it and a few photos of my son adhered to the back of cards.
I liked the photos, so I decided to use them on a fresh layout( I peeled them of the other one )
I came up with a layout that proves you can use hearts and flowers on a boy page!

Here the Imaginarium chip heart is painted first with white gesso then red paint, then apply dimensional magic and sprinkle liberally with fine red glitter for a smooth
glitter paper look.
I have added 3mm gold pearls to frame the shape and a small funky heart that has been simply sprayed with matt black spray paint.

The Photo frame is embossed with aged gold embossing powder
but only once so the aged effect can show up at its best.

The same powder has been used for the corner but this time I have embossed twice, you can see the difference here.

The rest of the chipboard is sprayed with matt black spray paint, to highlight the edges
simply sponge or paint with a little metallic gold paint.

The playing cards have been adhered directly to the cardstock, 
then it is painted with gesso and sprayed, but I avoided covering the images completely, I wanted some of it to show through.

I left some of the Ace showing as well.

This is how the base of the page looked, before I rubbed 
gold paint over the raised areas and added black accents.

Next is a mermaid/ sea layout, I was playing with Dylusions and 
a fan brush and just loved the sinuous movement of the ink.
It begged to be made into a sea page.

Here I have altered a flower to look like an anemone
with lots of ink and spray, I have painted gold paint onto the edges for a gilded look. 

Here is my happy mermaid, but she was not very large so I made her appear bigger by adding wings with ID chipboard butterfly, altered and coloured to match

My Happy Days chip is simply painted with White gesso and then I have dabbed 
dylusions over to with a fan brush. Each time I have dipped the brush in water, so I have a 
variety of tones on the surface. Then I have dry brushed gold paint over top for a metallic sheen.

I have added some stamped images and die cut starfish to complement the theme.

Lots of lovely layering.

Next is an artists journal, this is only a small A5 book so 
does not have a lot of room to decorate and I wanted it to be useful so have gone for a simpler look.

After I have altered the surface I glued the chipboard frame directly to the front along with the letters ART. And even the pearls are adhered down at this stage to form a base of texture rather than shine.

Then I have painted the entire book with black gesso, then a coat of teal dylusions paint.
To finish add spots of colour with Inka Gold paints, using the colours of your choice.

Finish with a layer of gold metallic paint or inka gold to highlight all of the texture.
This will accent the frame and the letters as if they are almost embossed without the fuss of embossing. Then just decorate with Imaginarium trinkets and in this case a resin frame.

Happy Crafting 
From Sue Smyth 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sandi's January Inspiration.

Hi everyone, it's great to be back this year with more inspirational ideas on how you can use Imaginarium Design chipboard to enhance your own creations.

This year I thought I'd start an inspiration journal and would like to share my journey with you all.

I glued the Imaginarium chipboard hearts, vine flourish and frame onto my white gesso painted double page also giving them a coating of gesso too. I then glued book pages onto the a section of the frame, gently massaging the glue covered paper over the chipboard before adding the background colours to both the paper and chipboard. The 'Gates' were painted with Finnabair's rust paste; 3 pastes layered over the chipboard until I was happy with the effect. To complete the page I added cheese cloth, flowers and embellishments.


IDDL0015 Lous heart shapes

IDFR0031 Oval Swirly Edge frame

IDS0075 Madison Gates

IDT0027 vine flourish

 My second piece to share is a card that I made for my beautiful daughter whose celebrating her birthday this month. I used a mix of story time ephemera and ID chipboard cogs to represent her 25yrs; growing up from a young child to a beautiful  women who inspires to be a mechanic in the future.

 After spraying the background with the 'circles circles' stencil, I glued down torn sections from an old story time magazine and painted it with gesso to soften it. The chipboard 'Believe' was coated with white gesso with the 'Happy' and '25' being splatted with 3 different Lindy's Stamp Gang ink sprays, I then coated them with a thin layer of glossy accents and sprinkled with Metallic Melts 'Glistening snow' before using a heat gun to melt the Melts. The cogs were covered with 'Pinecone' Versa Color ink and embossed with 'Bronze' Metallic Melts and then glued onto the 'Pinecone' inked 'Piechart' chipboard.

9 clogs on board IDS0018 13x11cm

9 Cogs on board small 6x5cm IDT0004

IDN0001 Numbers 38 per page

IDW0048 Believe

IDD0036 Nat's Piecharts 5 in a board

 IDW0073 You make me happy smile laugh in a board

My third share is a layout of my Nan and I at my Aunties wedding..a very long time ago..lol.

Using an eyedropper I added Lindy's Stamp Gang ink along the edge and let it drip/moved it around with a well water loaded brush. The butterfly chipboard was simply covered with Silver Versa Color Ink, The birdcage was inked with silver also with embossed with Silver Metallic Melts. The chipboard doily and flourishes were covered with white 'Crackle paint'. Flowers and embellishments were added around the white resin frame with a black inked 'hello' chipboard word extended to go across the page by adding black wire thread.




IDDD0008 Denises Trellis with flourish 1 tiny 2 per board

IDS0009 Bird cage 2 in board.

IDT0014 4 small butterflies

IDT0035 Katie doily 2 in board

IDDD0010 Denise art deco, 2 in board

Thanks for dropping by to check out my latest Imaginarium designs inspiration, I would love to see your creations you make, maybe in some of the wonderful scrapbooking challenges that are in the diverse scrapbooking wide world web in which we are connected in.